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May 2020 Releases


UW Division of Social Work Brings Summer Camp Experience Right to Your Front Door

May 29, 2020 — With certain outdoor recreation activities tentatively set to resume this summer, there still remains a significant amount of uncertainty as to what will be available or safe to do, especially for young children.

Jenna Nazminia, Heather Judkins, Alexandra Smith and Kimberly Gulbrandson UW School of Nursing Convocation Honors 21 Students During Virtual Presentation

May 29, 2020 — Twenty-one graduates of the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing were honored during the school’s first-ever virtual convocation. The convocation, presented in Zoom format, was Friday, May 15.

College of Education building Study.com Ranks UW No. 1 on List of Best Colleges for Education Majors

May 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Education was ranked first in the nation by Study.com on its list of the “50 Best Colleges for Education Majors.”

Paige Trent and Christopher Welch Two UW Students Win National Landman Scholarships

May 28, 2020 — Two students in the University of Wyoming’s Professional Land Management program (PLM) have received scholarships from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

head portait of a woman UW Nursing Study Looks at Crisis Preparedness During Pandemic

May 28, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic closed college campuses across the United States, students in the University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences -- specifically, the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing -- faced additional educational complications.

UW Responds to Public Health Order Citations Against Students

May 28, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is working with local law enforcement and public health officials in response to citations issued against three UW students related to violation of isolation orders stemming from COVID-19 infection.

UW Allows Some Outdoor Events on Campus this Summer

May 27, 2020 — The University of Wyoming will allow outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people on campus after June 1, in accordance with new state rules.

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Albany County; UW Community Urged to Follow Guidelines

May 26, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are reminded to follow social distancing and other health guidelines, following a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Albany County in recent days.

UW Creates Summer Online Courses to Help Those Impacted by Pandemic

May 26, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Wyoming faculty members have assembled a bevy of short, online summer courses to serve the people of the state.

UW Libraries Names Alternative Textbook Grant Recipients

May 26, 2020 — University of Wyoming Libraries recently awarded alternative textbook grants to six faculty members to implement open educational resources (OER) in their classes this fall.

black and white photo of two men talking with a woman in the background UW Receives $750,000 for Wold Chair

May 26, 2020 — The John and Jane Wold Centennial Chair in Energy is being generously repositioned by the Wold Foundation to become a $3 million University of Wyoming endowed position.

UW Seeks Nominations for 2020-21 Faculty Fellows

May 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for Faculty Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year, with some work to begin this summer.

UW’s Campus Activities Center Names RSO Award Winners

May 26, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Campus Activities Center (CAC) recently recognized UW student groups and leaders for their efforts during its annual awards program.

Wind River Startup Challenge Pitch Day May 30

May 26, 2020 — Five businesses created by tribal entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation will pitch their concepts to a virtual audience and panel of judges Saturday, May 30.

UW’s Carpenter to Speak on State’s Carbon Capture Opportunities

May 21, 2020 — The director of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute will speak about the state’s opportunities with carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. MDT.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 25-31

May 21, 2020 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

UWPD to Begin Bicycle Roundup Thursday

May 20, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Police Department (UWPD) will conduct its annual bicycle roundup on campus starting Thursday, May 21.

book cover with a photo of people outdoors in winter UW Professor Co-Edits Book That Explores the Value of America’s National Parks as Learning Laboratories

May 20, 2020 — Ana Houseal, an associate professor in the University of Wyoming School of Teacher Education, served as co-editor for the book “America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn from Our National Parks.”

head portrait of a man Incoming UW President to Serve on National Council on Competitiveness

May 19, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will be at the table with some of the nation’s leaders in industry, higher education and research as a member of the Council on Competiveness, the leading national organization focused on keeping the United States at the forefront of economic competitiveness.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet May 29

May 19, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, via teleconference.

UW’s SBDC Receives CARES Act Funding to Assist Wyoming Entrepreneurs

May 19, 2020 — May 19, 2020 -- The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network received $1.28 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide recovery technical assistance for small businesses harmed by the current pandemic.

head portrait of a woman Libby Thorson Selected as UW Employee of First Quarter

May 18, 2020 — A service-oriented, thoughtful and compassionate leader who keeps students at the heart of what she does is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter Award.

Two Wyoming Students Participating in Virtual International Science Fair

May 18, 2020 — Two Wyoming high school students, who qualified from the Wyoming State Science Fair earlier this spring at the University of Wyoming, are participating in the virtual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) this week.

head portrait of a man UW Appoints Barrett to Lead Undergraduate Education Efforts

May 18, 2020 — An accomplished professor and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Applied Science has been selected to fill the position of associate vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of Wyoming.

decorated mortar board UW Engineering Grads, Others Outdo Themselves in ‘Cowboy Caps’ Competition

May 18, 2020 — Two new graduates from the College of Engineering and Applied Science drew upon their fields of study -- including big doses of ingenuity and creativity -- to capture top honors in the University of Wyoming’s first mortar board decoration competition.

UW Flittie House Applications Due Friday

May 18, 2020 — The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 22, for visiting faculty members to apply to use the University of Wyoming’s Flittie House in the 2020-21 academic year.

head portrait of a woman Incoming President Taps UW’s Alexander as Interim Provost

May 15, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has selected longtime UW faculty member Anne Alexander as UW’s interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

head portrait of a woman Leena Hornlein Receives Spitaleri-Tobin Award as Outstanding UW Graduate

May 15, 2020 — Leena Hornlein, from Gilbert, Ariz., is the recipient of the Rosemarie Martha Spitaleri and Tobin Memorial Award, which recognizes the University of Wyoming’s most outstanding graduates from the 2019-2020 undergraduate class.

logo Major Gift to UW Supports Agricultural Leadership Center

May 15, 2020 — A $1.5 million gift from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) will support a Ranch Management and Agriculture Leadership Center in the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

woman in Native American regalia Riverton’s Christie Wildcat Named a Top Graduating UW Senior

May 15, 2020 — Of all that she has accomplished as a University of Wyoming undergraduate, Christie Wildcat, from Riverton, says having a statewide initiative supported by Gov. Mark Gordon proclaiming May 5 as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ Day is her biggest achievement.

head portrait of a woman Rush Named Interim Dean of UW College of Education

May 15, 2020 — A longtime University of Wyoming College of Education faculty member and administrator has been named interim dean of the college.

head portrait of a woman Tessa Wittman Receives Spitaleri-Tobin Award at UW

May 15, 2020 — Tessa Wittman, of Laramie, is among three University of Wyoming students to receive the university’s top award for undergraduates.

Application Deadline for UW Natural Resources Collaboration Program May 30

May 14, 2020 — The Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming is accepting applications for the next class of its Collaboration Program in Natural Resources (CPNR).

Awards Announced for Virtual UW John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

May 14, 2020 — Four finalists will share a total of $65,000 in prize money after being selected as winners of the University of Wyoming College of Business 2020 John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, which took place virtually May 8-9.

UW Moves Toward On-Campus Education This Fall

May 14, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is taking steps toward a resumption of in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester.

UW Survey: Support for Policies to Slow Spread of COVID-19 Continues to Decline

May 14, 2020 — While a majority of Wyomingites support most policies designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Wyoming, support for all policies continues to decline, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC).

Wyoming Business Tips for May 18-24

May 14, 2020 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

head portrait of a man UW Professor Receives Fulbright to Study How to Combat Dangerous Foodborne Pathogen

May 13, 2020 — Jason Gigley, a University of Wyoming associate professor of molecular biology, received a Fulbright Scholarship to study how nutritional immunity and disease tolerance can be used to combat Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), a dangerous foodborne pathogen that can kill people with immune deficiencies as well as developing fetuses.

Wyoming Public Radio and Media Wins Six Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards

May 13, 2020 — Wyoming Public Radio and Media (WPR/WPM) has won a station record of six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the small market category.

man standing outside Green River Art Student Receives Award from UW’s American Heritage Center

May 12, 2020 — University of Wyoming art student Ben Nathan, from Green River, received an award from UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC) for the best undergraduate research project.

UW Researchers Find Vaccine Hesitancy Would Hamper COVID-19 Efforts

May 12, 2020 — Even if a vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is developed and made widely available, about 20 percent of Americans will likely decline to receive it, according to a study by University of Wyoming economists.

Woman standing in front of a UW sign Kristin Lewis Named UW Staff Employee of the Year

May 11, 2020 — Kristin Lewis, a University of Wyoming Department of Economics senior office associate, recently was named UW staff employee of the year.

UW College of Business to Host Third Virtual Small Business COVID-19 Information Session

May 11, 2020 — The University of Wyoming College of Business will host its third online small business information Zoom session Tuesday, May 12, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

UW College of Business to Launch Hospitality, Leadership Minors

May 11, 2020 — Wyoming’s second-largest industry and future University of Wyoming graduates will benefit from a new minor in hospitality business management offered in UW’s College of Business.

computer generated picture of a person entering an outdoor space UW LAMP Fellows Finish Yearlong Training with Virtual Poster Presentation

May 11, 2020 — A group of 17 University of Wyoming and four community college instructors recently completed a yearlong training in the UW Science Initiative’s Learning Actively Mentoring Program (LAMP).

person looking at a 3D printer in a long row of 3D printers UW Makerspace Keeps Producing Personal Protective Equipment for State’s Medical Facilities

May 11, 2020 — For nearly two months straight, the University of Wyoming’s 3D makerspace in the Student Innovation Center (SIC) has been producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the state’s medical facilities and first responders.

magazine cover with young woman on it UWyo Magazine Releases ‘Guide to College’

May 11, 2020 — More than 30 University of Wyoming students, plus alumni and faculty, share their tips for success in the spring issue of UWyo Magazine.

head portrait of a man UW’s Newbold Receives RFF Grant to Study Harmful Algal Blooms in California

May 11, 2020 — A University of Wyoming faculty member recently received a Resources for the Future (RFF) grant to study the adverse consequences of harmful algal blooms on water bodies in California and, using satellite data, estimate its value for predicting harmful algal blooms before they actually occur.

head portrait of a man Head Football Coach Craig Bohl to Keynote UW Virtual Commencement May 16

May 8, 2020 — University of Wyoming head football Coach Craig Bohl will deliver the keynote address to UW’s spring 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.

UW Employees, Students Encouraged to Receive COVID-19 Test if They Are Sick

May 8, 2020 — Members of the University of Wyoming community are encouraged to be tested for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, if they are exhibiting symptoms of the infection.

UW Spring Faculty Meeting May 14

May 8, 2020 — Acting President Neil Theobald will host the University of Wyoming’s spring 2020 faculty meeting Thursday, May 14, at the conclusion of the UW Board of Trustees’ regular meeting.

Emergency Fund Sustains Vulnerable, Accomplished UW Student

May 7, 2020 — For University of Wyoming psychology sophomore Adrian Seiloff, life during a global pandemic means having to stay indoors. He was born with a genetic primary immunodeficiency disorder, leaving him with a compromised immune system.

logo Pokes Made the Difference for UW Students, Raising Over $500,000

May 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students will receive more than half a million dollars as the result of Pokes Make the Difference, a private support campaign established to help UW students facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.

UW Haub School Dean Finalists to Make Virtual Visits to Campus

May 7, 2020 — The University of Wyoming is interviewing candidates for the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources dean position. The UW campus community and the public are invited to attend virtual presentations by the candidates, scheduled May 12 and 18.

two women UW Students Elect President, Senators

May 7, 2020 — University of Wyoming students have elected Riley Talamantes, a current junior in political science, from Whittier, Calif., as the president of the Associated Students of UW (ASUW).

man's face UW Student’s Well Pad Reclamation Research Draws International Attention

May 7, 2020 — Having a traveling salesman traipse around gas well pads in Wyoming paid off for a University of Wyoming Ph.D. student seeking the most accurate and efficient way to monitor reclamation efforts.

UW’s Center on Aging Offers Virtual Workshops for Chronic Health Conditions, Caregivers

May 7, 2020 — The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) at the University of Wyoming is offering a free public virtual Healthy U workshop series for people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers.

Wyoming Business Tips for May 11-17

May 7, 2020 — A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

UW Board of Trustees to Meet May 13-14 Via Teleconference

May 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will receive reports on the university’s COVID-19 coronavirus response, the campus master plan, construction projects and other issues during the board’s regular meeting Wednesday and Thursday, May 13-14.

award winners UW Office of Academic Affairs, Graduate Council Name 2020 Graduate Award Recipients

May 6, 2020 — The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2020 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

UW Student Group Helps Laramie Community Nonprofits

May 6, 2020 — A University of Wyoming College of Business student group doled out $45,000 to four Laramie community nonprofit organizations.

UW Trustees Budget Committee Hearings May 11-12

May 6, 2020 — Units of the University of Wyoming will present their proposed 2020-21 budgets to the Budget Committee of the UW Board of Trustees Monday and Tuesday, May 11-12.

Eight Receive UW Own It! Awards for Women in Science

May 4, 2020 — Eight University of Wyoming employees and students are the recipients of the fifth annual Own It! Awards that recognize women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Incoming UW President to Conduct Interviews for Interim Provost

May 4, 2020 — Incoming University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel has reviewed nominations from members of the UW community for the university’s interim provost/vice president for academic affairs.

Jesse Hinshaw and Peter Wilcox Medical Student Scholars Symposium Highlights Wyoming WWAMI Student Research

May 4, 2020 — Research by two students from the Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming was selected for presentation during a recent symposium hosted by the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).

man standing Seven Teams to Compete in Virtual UW Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition May 8

May 4, 2020 — Seven student-led teams are vying for seed prize money to get their business plans off the ground in the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition sponsored by the University of Wyoming’s College of Business.

head portrait of a woman UW Researcher Receives Fulbright Award for Wildlife Research at U.S.-Canadian Border

May 4, 2020 — Holly Ernest, a University of Wyoming professor of wildlife genomics and disease ecology, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct wildlife research at the Canadian-United States border.

UW Working Groups Focus on Fall Reopening Issues

May 4, 2020 — In preparation for the May 13-15 University of Wyoming Board of Trustees meeting, five working groups of faculty, staff and students have been formed to put together policies and procedures that could be used if the trustees decide to reopen campus this fall.

head portrait of a man UW’s Denzer Receives Educator Award from Architectural Engineering Institute

May 4, 2020 — Tony Denzer, a University of Wyoming associate professor of civil and architectural engineering, recently received the Architectural Engineering Institute’s (AEI) 2019 Outstanding Architectural Engineering Educator Award.

head portrait of a man Wyoming WWAMI Welcomes New Clinical Dean for Medical Education Program

May 4, 2020 — Cheyenne physician Dr. Robert Monger has been named the new clinical dean for the WWAMI Medical Education Program at the University of Wyoming and will begin his duties Aug. 1.

woman holding a small child with a thumbnail of a woman in the top corner UW Helps Parents Teach Young Children During Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — When Hannah Robinson spotted her 3-year-old daughter, Darci, looking through a rolled-up piece of paper like a spyglass, she snapped a cellphone photo and sent it to University of Wyoming student Sarina Ruby.

UW Study Finds Willingness to Participate in Widespread COVID-19 Testing

May 1, 2020 — Widespread, voluntary testing to control the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 should be successful because a strong majority of people are willing to be tested, University of Wyoming researchers say.

UW’s Dementia Support Center Services Continue Throughout Wyoming

May 1, 2020 — During these uncertain times, the University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) continues to support older adults and health care providers in Wyoming.

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